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The Residence Boutique Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stayed just one night en route to a safari holiday. A beautiful hotel, staff were very helpful at all times. The bedrooms are individual and very well appointed. The bed was so comfortable. The Dining Room was excellent one of the best meals we have had. We would love to return and stay longer.

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and your compliments regarding our food, we really appreciate it and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. Thank you once again and all the very best from The Residence team.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stayed here near the end of our time in SA. The hotel is exceedingly beautiful and calming. We were fairly tired, so we stayed in and relaxed. There is an amazing outdoor space! Our only complaint is that we ordered too much room service! They even packed us a nice breakfast in the morning since we had to leave...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and would like to wish you all the very best and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future.

Reviewed 11 February 2017

Beautiful Hotel ,well appointed rooms,great premises,good food Downside was in small details : shower head - not working properly and required attention Sufficient size pool with relaxing facilities around it Otherwise excellent hotel

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback we really appreciate it. We will most definitely look into the shower head, as pointed out, and would like to wish you all the very best from The Residence team.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

After Safari two nights before the trip home was just the ticket.iits position as number one is truly justified,from the ambiance, service,food and feeling of luxury.the little add-ons, miniature amarula by the bed, complimentary sherry, sorbet by the well heated pool as well as complimentary coffee ,cake all added to the experience.believe the reviews this deserves to be number 1...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate your comments and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. Thank you once again and all the very best from The...

Waterville, Maine
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Residence is a perfect first stop when traveling the South Africa, if you land in Jo-burg. Each room is an elegant suite; our had a whirlpool, which was perfect for unwinding after a 15-hour flight from Atlanta. The staff could not be more accommodating, providing drivers to take clients to the Apartheid Museum, which is a must stop, and...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really and truly appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. We trust that you enjoyed the rest of your trip and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. From all of us here at The Residence, we would like...

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Just the most luxurious hotel I have ever visited. The quality of service is unparalleled... the design of the hotel is refreshing as well as exceptional in its ability to offer guests the opportunity to escape from the rest of the world. A beautiful, opulent sanctuary. We will definitely be back! Thank you for a phenomenal stay

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really appreciate it, but more importantly are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future.

Pender Island, Canada
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This was our first trip to South Africa and found this hotel to be a wonderful choice to start our journey. The hotel is located in a residential area so the ambiance allows one to escape the city feeling. We stayed for three nights and did not want to leave as the hotel staff made us feel so welcome. Our...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and hope to welcome you back some day soon. Thank you once again and all the very best.

Reviewed 16 January 2017

What a magnificent boutique hotel, the service, food and overall attention to detail was phenomenal. The SPA is exceptional...highly recommend it for a couples get away or even just a solo stay. nothing was too much hassle and I loved the outside bath for a moonlight bubble bath.

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really appreciate it. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. Thank you once again and all the very best for 2017.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A wonderful haven in a beautiful leafy suburb of the Houghton Estate in Johannesburg. Can't find a fault with The Residence- ambience, staff, atmosphere all first class. We have a late flight and have been allowed to keep our room and enjoy the facilities for no extra charge. Johannesburg is a fascinating place to visit so put it on your...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. Thank you once again and all the very best for 2017.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stayed overnight at The Residence on 6 Oct 16 before departing South Africa after a two week holiday. Everything about The Residence was pure luxury and it was a perfect finish to our wonderful holiday. The staff were responsive and discretely attentive. They couldn't do enough to make sure we were relaxed and happy. The meals were amazing and...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really and truly appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us, from the team and me, thank you once again and all the very best for 2017.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Residence is a five star boutique hotel which is truly one of a kind. No effort has been spared in creating a warm, luxurious, elegant and inviting atmosphere. With eighteen designer suites with ultimate comfort and privacy, here you can sit back and take in the views of the garden, tennis court and pools. Explore the serene sanctuary of the senses with our spa and unwind in the sauna and steam room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Residence Boutique Hotel

Address: 17 4th Avenue | Houghton, Johannesburg 1477, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $283 - $550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Spa Hotel in Johannesburg
#3 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We did not stay in it, but the Mandiba suite is the best room in the hotel”
MSGiambrone, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms are roomy and extremely comfortable. Best to stay more than 1 night as it is such a beautiful Hotel.”
Jill-AnneWhyte, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Any room is fantastic”
joolles, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“We had Room 14 which was a suite with a private hot tub and semi-private pool access.”
ChrisFromNYC, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 14 or 15 if you want a jacuzzi”
Steve-Hove, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
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